NTSB Identification: ATL82FKG12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 421C, registration: N6823C
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PILOT WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 20L. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE APPROACH WAS NORMAL IN MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND HE BROKE OUT AT ABOUT 800 FT AGL. HE CROSSED THE END OF THE RUNWAY WITH FULL FLAPS, WAS HIGH, AND TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF RUNWAY 20L AND RUNWAY 27. THIS INTERSECTION WAS ABOUT 3100 FT BEYOND THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 20L. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, WENT OVER AN EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST ABOUT 50 FT BEYOND THE RUNWAY IN SOFT MUD. DURING THE INVESTIGATION WHITE TIRE MARKS WERE FOUND NEAR THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THESE MARKS RESEMBLED THOSE MADE BY HYDROPLANING ACTION. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD TROUBLE SEEING THE RUNWAY AND THAT WINDSHIELD WIPERS WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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